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Let’s Talk! Gastronomy as a driver to initiate sustainable food system changes

Join Food Nation’s Global Food Talk on August 25 focusing on gastronomy’s impact on consumption and production habits to initiate sustainable food system changes. At the talk, you will meet leading high-level profiles from the Danish and international agricultural and food scene.

By 2050, the world will have close to 10 billion mouths to feed. Yet, 1/3 of all food produced is lost or wasted. Therefore, we must ensure efficient and sustainable food production.

Gastronomy must be used as a lever for the development of better eating habits, counteract food waste and contribute to the sustainable development of agricultural and food production.

The main question for this talk is: How can sustainable gastronomy be a lever to provide safe, healthy and responsible consumption and production of agriculture and food products?

The webinar will be held in Food Nations’ new virtual universe
You can access the universe here. You need to register as a user the first time you access the platform, where you will receive a password by email.


  • Welcome
    Lise Walbom, CEO Food Nation
  • Opening remarks: Denmark’s ambitious goal as a gastronomic nation
    Minister for Food, Agriculture and Fisheries, Rasmus Prehn
  • Key-note speaker
    William Drew, Director of Content, World’s 50 Best 
  • Motivational speaker
    Melina Shannon-DiPietro, Executive Director of MAD
  • Fireside talk: Gastronomic innovation through close interaction between industry and academia
    Mette Schacht Færch, Vice President, Global Marketing & Consumer Experiences, Danish Crown & Claus Meyer, Danish entrepreneur, Chef and Affiliated Professor at DTU Biosustain and DTU Food
  • Fireside talk: Simmering initiatives to create sustainable change
    Matt Orlando, Chef and Owner Amass & Fredrik R. Nilsson, CEO, LAKRIDS BY BÜLOW
  • Wrap up
    Lise Walbom, CEO Food Nation

Why join?

Join Food Nations Global Food Talk on gastronomy to gain knowledge on game-changing solutions, scalable actions, and partnership models for sustainable development, be inspired by international stakeholders focusing on sustainable and circular food solutions for all and become motivated to take action toward the 2030-agenda.

Global Food Talks is contributing to the international debate and will be held in relation to Copenhagen Cooking from 19-28 August. Copenhagen is a gastronomic metropolis with a strong focus on sustainability, inspiring new solutions, innovation and collaboration. Every year Copenhagen Cooking arranges activities targeted at all people working in the food industry.

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